US Colomiers

Union sportive Colomiers Rugby or US Colomiers is a French rugby union club currently competing in Pro D2, the second level of the French rugby pyramid. They had been relegated from Pro D2 after finishing last in the 2006-07 season, but earned promotion from Fédérale 1 at the first opportunity in 2007-08, and survived a relegation scare in 2008–09, finishing 14th, in the last safe position. The club was relegated from Pro D2 in the 2010–11 season. The club, based in Colomiers in the Haute-Garonne département of Occitania, was founded in 1915 and plays at the Stade Michel Bendichou (capacity 11,000). The players wear blue and white. Colomiers have been runners-up in the French championship and Heineken Cup, as well as winners of the European Challenge Cup.

Colomiers
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Full nameUnion Sportive Colomiers Rugby
Founded1915; 107 years ago (1915)
LocationColomiers, France
Ground(s)Stade Michel Bendichou (Capacity: 11,430)
PresidentAlain Carre
Coach(es)Olivier Baragnon
League(s)Pro D2
2020–216th (playoff quarter-finalists)
1st kit
2nd kit
Official website
www.colomiers-rugby.com

US Colomiers were established in 1915. Colomiers had various European success in the late 1990s. In 1998 they won the European Challenge Cup, the competition below the Heineken Cup, defeating fellow French club SU Agen in the final. The following season they competed in the Heineken Cup. They made it all the way to the final, which took place at Lansdowne Road, Dublin. The capacity crowd saw Irish side Ulster win 21 points to 6.

Colomiers also competed in the 1999-00 and 2000-01 Heineken Cups, but did not make the finals stages of the tournament. The club made its first domestic championship final when they met Stade Français in 2000. The Paris club won the game 28 points to 23 at Stade de France. In 2005 they were crowned Fédérale 1 champions and were promoted back up to Rugby Pro D2, but went back down to Fédérale 1 after two seasons in the second flight. They again claimed the Fédérale 1 title in 2008 to return to Pro D2.

HonoursEdit

Finals resultsEdit

French championshipEdit

Date Winners Runner-up Score Venue Spectators
15 July 2000 Stade Français US Colomiers 28-23 Stade de France, Saint-Denis 78,000

Heineken CupEdit

Date Winners Runner-up Score Venue Spectators
30 January 1999 Ulster Rugby US Colomiers 21-6 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 49,000

European Challenge CupEdit

Date Winners Runner-up Score Venue Spectators
1 February 1998 US Colomiers SU Agen 43-5 Stade des Sept Deniers, Toulouse 12,500

Current standingsEdit

The current table for the 2021–22 Rugby Pro D2 is:[1]

2021–22 Rugby Pro D2 Table watch · edit · discuss
Pos Club Pl W D L PF PA PD TB LB Pts
1 Mont-de-Marsan 5 5 0 0 200 62 +138 3 0 23
2 Colomiers 5 5 0 0 144 73 +71 2 0 22
3 Bayonne 5 4 1 0 132 91 +42 1 0 19
4 Montauban 5 4 0 1 111 87 +24 1 0 17
5 Oyonnax 5 3 0 2 107 70 +37 0 2 14
6 Béziers 5 3 0 2 94 97 –3 0 1 13
7 Rouen 5 2 1 2 132 111 +21 1 1 12
8 Nevers 5 2 1 2 94 108 –14 0 1 11
9 Grenoble 5 2 0 3 99 107 –8 0 2 10
10 Provence 5 2 0 3 106 121 –15 0 2 10
11 Carcassonne 5 2 0 3 100 108 –8 0 1 9
12 Aurillac 5 2 0 3 90 119 –40 0 1 9
13 Bourg-en-Bresse 5 1 1 3 103 142 –39 0 2 8
14 Narbonne 5 1 0 4 83 150 –69 0 2 6
15 Agen 5 0 0 5 70 137 –67 0 3 3
16 Vannes 5 0 0 5 78 153 –75 0 2 2
Legend:
Pos = Position, Pl = Played, W = Won, D = Drawn, L = Lost, PF = Points For, PA = Points Against, PD = Points Difference, TB = Try Bonus Points, LB = Losing Bonus Points, Pts = Points Total
Green background (rows 1 and 2) receive semi-final Promotion play-off places.
Blue background (rows 3 to 6) receive quarter-final Promotion play-off places.
Red background relegation to Nationale.

Notes:
When two teams have the same points total, position is determined by head-to-head results before points difference.


Current squadEdit

The squad for the 2021–22 season is:[2]

Note: Flags indicate national union as has been defined under WR eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-WR nationality.

Player Position Union
Hika Elliot Hooker   New Zealand
Thomas Larrieu Hooker   France
Youssef Saaidia Hooker   France
Victor Delmas Prop   France
Hugo Djehi Prop   France
Thomas Dubois Prop   France
Kane Palma-Newport Prop   England
Hugo Pirlet Prop   France
Beka Sheklashvili Prop   Georgia
Guillaume Tartas Prop   France
Clément Chartier Lock   France
Anthony Coletta Lock   France
Maxime Granouillet Lock   France
Alexandre Ricard Lock   France
Lilian Rousset Lock   France
Romain Bezian Back row   France
Karl Château Back row   France
Anthony Coletta Back row   France
Jorick Dastugue Back row   France
Aldric Lescure Back row   France
Mihai Macovei Back row   Romania
Pierre-Samuel Pacheco Back row   France
Yann Peysson Back row   France
Waël Ponpon Back row   France
Jean Thomas Back row   France
Player Position Union
Edoardo Gori Scrum-half   Italy
Ugo Seguela Scrum-half   France
Maxime Javaux Fly-half   France
Romuald Séguy Fly-half   France
Michele Campagnaro Centre   Italy
Johan Deysel Centre   Namibia
Gregoire Maurino Centre   France
Victor Moro Centre   France
Florian Nicot Centre   France
Fabien Perrin Centre   Spain
Paul Pimienta Centre   France
Simon Delas Wing   France
Alexis Palisson Wing   France
Peni Rokodoguni Wing   Fiji
Thomas Girard Fullback   France
Valentin Saurs Fullback   France

Notable former playersEdit

CoachesEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Classement PRO D2". Ligue Nationale de Rugby (in French). Retrieved 10 September 2021.
  2. ^ "Effectif 2017-2018". US Colomiers. 26 April 2021. Retrieved 26 April 2021.

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